I don't know. I guess I liked this ok and I will probably read more of his work but it didn't flip my wig like his works do for a lot of people. It moved fast...too fast. Not much time for character development, plot fluffing, etc. There were your typical guy heroes, woman heroines, nasty villains, shoot outs, horse chases, hangings, beautiful country, yada, yada, yada! If you want a no brainer read then saddle up.